President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country today after his 10-day vacation in London.
This was confirmed by Garba Shehu, the president’s special assistant for media and advertising, who spoke with Punch.
The presidential aide, however, refused to give the exact time the president would arrive in the country today.
“The president is expected in the country tomorrow (Saturday).
“At the moment, I cannot confirm the exact time he will land, but protocol officials will alert us in time for us to go to the airport to receive him. He will definitely arrive in the country on Saturday.”
Buhari left the country on August 3 for another vacation series during which he stayed in London, UK.
Femi Adesina, the president’s special advisor on media and publicity, in a statement on 1 August, told Nigerians that the president would be away for 10 working days.
His statement also noted that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would be acting president during this period.
Adesina said: “President Muhammadu Buhari is starting a 10-day leave from 3 August 2018. Pursuant to Article 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, a letter has been sent to the President of the Senate and the House of Representatives for this purpose.
“While the President is on vacation, the Vice President will act as President.
“President Buhari will be in London for the holidays.”